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Honorees of the 2018 EPIC and Academic Achievement Awards Holding Their Awards

Penn State Greater Allegheny honors exceptional students with first EPIC Awards

Penn State Greater Allegheny recently celebrated its inaugural "Empowering Purpose through Individual and Cultural-Awareness" (EPIC) awards ceremony to honor exceptional students inside and outside of the classroom.
Honors Convocation 2018

Greater Allegheny students, faculty and staff honored at awards ceremony

Penn State Greater Allegheny recently held its 35th annual Honors Convocation, recognizing students who have achieved academically, and who have shown leadership in their studies, the campus, the University and their community.
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Integrative Studies Seed Grants awarded to faculty across University

The Office for General Education has announced this year’s seed grants to support the development of Integrative Studies courses. The awarded proposals are representative of a wide range of academic disciplines, and include proposals from faculty at Penn State campuses across the Commonwealth.
Oswald and Walker Medallions

2018 Penn State student award recipients announced

Each year, Penn State honors several students for the highest levels of academic excellence, outstanding leadership and meritorious service. The 2018 student award recipients exemplify best practices and achievements among Penn State students, reflecting the University's mission of teaching, research and service.
Courtney Young

Courtney Young: Penn State Faculty Profiles in Diversity and Inclusion

Penn State’s Courtney Young, head librarian at the J. Clarence Kelly Library at Penn State Greater Allegheny and professor of women’s studies, draws on her diverse background and passion for teaching and learning to encourage those around her to foster an environment that is welcoming of diversity, change and collaboration.
Three students in front of a computer researching for the Pittsburgh Literature Project in an office.

Students help develop the Pittsburgh Literature Project with James Jaap

The Pittsburgh Literature Project is a new undertaking by James Jaap, associate teaching professor at Penn State Greater Allegheny. The project is set to incorporate students in English 496, where they will research authors, novelists and artists from the greater Pittsburgh region and bring recognition to their literary works.
Student smiles as campus favorite barista prepares coffee

Class honors campus favorite by making donation to Equality Now in her name.

MCKEESPORT, Pa.— “I wanted to introduce my students to the gender problems of the world in a larger context than what we discuss in the United States,” says Elizabeth Mazur.

Mazur, associate professor of Psychology at Penn State Greater Allegheny, teaches one Psychology class Psychology of Gender-Psych 479, that they can make a difference through the “Make A Grant Project.”

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Alandra Kahl publishes second book, 'Management of Environmental Impacts'

Alandra Kahl, assistant teaching professor of engineering in the Department of Environmental Engineering at Penn State Greater Allegheny, recently published a new book titled “Management of Environmental Impacts.” In the book Kahl dives into environmental concerns and addresses ways in which society can safely preserve the environment, focusing on the future, climate change and global innovation.
MaryEllen Higgins answers a student’s question in class.

Restoring Africa’s forgotten films

Several classics of African cinema have been lost, discarded or forgotten. MaryEllen Higgins, associate professor of English at Penn State Greater Allegheny, attended the Africa in Motion Film Festival in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland, where she presented on the importance of restoring Africa’s cinema archives.
Verónica Montecinos teaches her sociology of gender course.

Professor publishes book on women in executive office

Professor of Sociology Verónica Montecinos’s edited volume of “Women Presidents and Prime Ministers in Post-Transition Democracies” analyzes the cultural, institutional and policy dimensions of the ascent of women to executive power. The book includes several theoretical chapters and eight country studies in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America.